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Ian Thorpe considered coming out before 2000 Olympics

Kate McClymont, Eryk Bagshaw Ian Thorpe contemplated coming out prior to the 2000 Sydney Olympics but the swimming wunderkind decided against it because of the detrimental financial consequences suffered by a Canadian swimming...

Ian Thorpe tells all in interview with Michael Parkinson

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James Robertson and Eryk Bagshaw Swimming legend Ian Thorpe revealed that he is gay and battled depression and alcohol abuse for the greater part of his world-beating swimming career.

Deal or no deal: why Thorpe kept quiet

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Kate McClymont and Eryk Bagshaw Ian Thorpe contemplated coming out as gay prior to the 2000 Sydney Olympics, but the swimming superstar decided against it because of the detrimental financial consequences suffered by a Canadian...

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Australian swim team comes out in support of Ian Thorpe

Swimmer Belinda Hocking.

Stathi Paxinos Squad members hope coming out provides former Olympic champion with some comfort in his personal life.

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Australian swimming coach Jacco Verhaeren's vision beyond the pool

Swimming Australia national head coach Jacco Verhaeren.

Stathi Paxinos Australian head coach questions how to keeps talented swimmers in the pool for as long as possible and in a good position to for their post-career lives.

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Veteran Emily Seebohm still wants an Olympic gold medal

Emily Seebohm.

Stathi Paxinos When Emily Seebohm looks at her Australian teammates preparing for the Commonwealth Games, she cannot help but feel one of those twinges that come with the passing of time.

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Sprint king Eamon Sullivan retires from swimming

Eamon Sullivan has announced his retirement.

Former freestyle world record holder Eamon Sullivan has announced his immediate retirement from competitive swimming due to ongoing shoulder injury concerns.

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Ian Thorpe overcame adversity: Michael Klim

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Michael Klim has rejected claims Australia's greatest Olympian Ian Thorpe could have been greater if he had come out while competing.

Ian Thorpe might have been greater still if he had come out as gay, says Mark Spitz

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2001 Goodwill Games in Brisbane , Swimming training at Chandler Aquatic ctr , Ian Thorpe during this afternoons session. ***FDCTRANSFER***

Peter Munro Ian Thorpe is Australia’s greatest Olympian, winning nine medals, including five gold, during his career.

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Alicia Coutts talks to the animals but still swims like a fish as she heads for Glasgow

Alicia Coutts with two of her beloved pets Diva and Violet.

Stathi Paxinos Alicia Coutts is a passionate animal lover - she has 11 pets, six of them former "poundies" - but she's also the mainstay of Australia's swimming team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Katie Ledecky smashes world swim 800m record

American teenager Katie Ledecky has sliced 2.86 seconds off her 800m freestyle world record, clocking 8m11.00s at a meet in Texas for her second world record in four days.

Daniel Tranter learns to pack a punch in pool

Fighting for gold: Daniel Tranter is hoping his work in the boxing ring will help him win gold in the pool in Glasgow.

Daniel Lane He has chalked up hundreds of kilometres in the water but the countless hours swimmer Daniel Tranter has spent throwing leather in a sweaty Campbelltown boxing gymnasium had braced him to ''fight''...

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Former Olympic champion Amy Van Dyken severs spine in accident

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Former Olympic swimming champion Amy Van Dyken is recovering in hospital after severing her spine in an quad-bike accident, her family said in a statement on Monday.

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Michael Phelps beaten in comeback final

Comeback superstar Michael Phelps has finished second to old foe Ryan Lochte in his first swimming final since the 2012 London Olympics.

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Michael Phelps wins first race in comeback

MESA, AZ - APRIL 24: Michael Phelps speaks at a press conference after competing in the Men's 100m Butterfly Prelim during day one of the Arena Grand Prix at the Skyline Aquatic Center on April 24, 2014 in Mesa, Arizona.

Julian Linden Phoenix: Michael Phelps made an ominous start in his comeback to competitive swimming on Thursday, setting the fastest time in the 100 metres butterfly heats at a USA Swimming Grand Prix meet in...

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Freaky Phelps brings splash back to US swimming

Rebecca Bryan Michael Phelps isn't aiming to recreate the past, but his low-key return to competitive swimming offered a tantalising glimpse of how the Olympic legend could continue shaping the sport's future.

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Lawson beats the odds in quest for swim dream

Matson Lawson.

Stathi Paxinos Matson Lawson is starting to realise his swimming dreams without his No.1 supporter.

Geoff Huegill and wife charged over cocaine possession

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Nick Ralston, Emma Partridge Former Australian swimmer Geoff Huegill and his publicist wife Sara Hill will face court next month after being allegedly caught with cocaine at Sydney's Randwick racecourse.

Tom Daley, Olympic medalist, undergoes therapy to cure dive phobia

Diving fear: Olympic bronze medalist Tom Daley.

British diver Tom Daley has admitted he is now so fearful of his twist dive he is undergoing "therapy" in a bid to cure himself of what he believes is a "phobia".

Ian Thorpe to 'leave hospital within days'

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Swimming great Ian Thorpe should leave hospital within days after successfully fighting a number of serious infections.